Leslie Caron Overview:

Actress, Leslie Caron, was born Leslie Claire Margaret Caron on Jul 1, 1931 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. As of December 2020, Leslie Caron was 89 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Caron was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1953Best ActressLili (1953)Lili DaurierNominated
1963Best ActressThe L-Shaped Room (1962)JaneNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Classic Movie Travels:

By Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

May Classic Movie Travels: [Leslie] The musical genre is one that is incredibly multifaceted in terms of how it tells a story. Though there are scripts and lyrics that can further the plot along, musicals also tell stories where words fall short. Musicals employ a wide... Read full article


Rock and Dorothy Write It in the Dusty Wind; Can't Replace Doris

By Rick29 on Sep 17, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Dorothy Malone may have won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Written on the Wind (1956), but Rock Hudson benefited more from the film's success. Along with Giant (1956) and his Jane Wyman pairings, Written on the Wind propelled Hudson into a major star. Thus, he was at the peak of his career whil... Read full article


“Gigi” – , Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier

By Art on Jul 10, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

“This story is about a little girl. It could be about any one of those little girls playing there. But it isn’t. It’s about one in particular. Her name is Gigi.” ~ Honore Lachaille (Maurice Chevalier) . “Gigi” is a 1958 musical film produced by Arthur Freed and... Read full article


DUAL BIRTHDAY SPAMS–#1:

By Lara on Jul 1, 2011 From Backlots

July 1 produces great Hollywood stars. Tomorrow (or today in France, where both birthday girls reside) is the birthday of two film legends– (born 1931) and Olivia de Havilland (born a whopping 1916). As I know I’m going to get carried away about Olivia and basically write an ... Read full article


Happy Birthday:

By Dawn on Jul 1, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

was a ballet dancer when Gene Kelly discovered her, and cast her to perform with him in the musical An American in Paris(1951), a role in which a pregnant Cyd Charisse was originally cast. This led to a MGM contract in films, The Glass Slipper (1955) and the drama Gaby (1956). She also ... Read full article


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Leslie Caron Quotes:

[Gigi prepares for her night with Gaston]
Gigi: Say a prayer for me tonight / I'll need every prayer that you can spare / To get me by... Say a prayer / And while you're praying, keep on saying / "She's much too young to die..." "On to your Waterloo," whispers my heart / Pray I'll be Wellington, not Bonaparte... Oh, say a prayer for me this evening / Bow your head, and please stay on your knees / Tonight...


Ella: The son of cook in the palace of the Duc.


Gigi: [pointing at Gaston's cane] Is that gold?
Gaston Lachaille: The handle, yes.
Gigi: You must be very rich to have a gold handle on your cane.


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She was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "13 Rue De L'Amour," at the Arlington Park Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Born of a French father and an American mother

Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son Christopher Hall to begin filming Gigi (1958).

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